Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Days with Rhonda

Friday greetings to you!  It's Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a page to share with you today featuring pieces from the August Club Q Kits as well as bits and pieces of papers from other collections as well.

I really loved the whimsical die cut title that is included in the kits. It came cut from white card stock so you can easily color it with your PowderPuff Chalk Inks to perfectly coordinate with your project. I went with a nice Sky Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink for my page.  It's also the color that I used for my paper edges.

The rectangle looking frame is really a square one from the kit that I inked, then cut apart and attached behind my other layers.  The smile chipboard tab is also from the kit as well.

After I inked the title, I decided since I was creating a page with a pool photo that I would add some crackle accents to the title and let it crack. The effect makes the title ripple with some fun texture. You can see it below:

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sky Blue, Coral and Feather Gray
Happiness 400

Thanks so much for stopping on over today! Have a fabulous weekend!
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

September Club Q Preview!

Greetings!  Have you seen the new September Club Q preview yet? It features all new papers and a really fun color combination.

Page Kits - Option A

Altered Kits - Option B

For a video preview, see below:

To order yours now, please visit us here over at the Quick Quotes online store.  Thanks for stopping on over today, have a creative and happy day!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Club Q Inspiration with Donna

Hello, Donna here with another layout I did using pieces from the August Club Q Kits. 
Even though this kit was for the summer, I also saw some autumn possibilities with the pretty pastel oranges and greens. Below I will show you how I have made the distressed flower using PowderPuff Chalk Ink, near the bottom of the layout.  This is a technique I learned from a Quick Quotes Workshop I attended a few years back!
To make the flower the first thing I did was apply Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink that is a new color this year. This color is really awesome!
  • Next in the center I added Limeade PowderPuff Chalk Ink, and inked the rest with Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The edges I applied the ink extra heavy. 
  • I did notice you have to make the flower darker than you want, because after you spritz it with water the colors lighten up a bit.
  • Do NOT worry if it's not perfect, it all works out in the end!
  • Ink the outer part of the flower on the back in case it curls up a little.
I spritzed it 2 or 3 times with water, and crumpled it up into a little ball. Let it dry.
Once dry, open it up and you have a distressed flower. I did this with three different sizes so I could layer my flower. In the kit there are three sizes so that makes it super easy!
All that worry about putting green it the middle didn't matter anyway, I covered the center with a button from the kit! It would have mattered if I used a small piece bling or a small brad in the middle.
See the leaves above? Taking two flowers from the kit, I made them using the same technique above, except do not let them dry all the way, maybe two minutes. Very carefully open up the flower then fold the left third of flower into the center and repeat that on the right side. On the bottom I squeezed the flower together and there you have a leaf instead!
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products:
Water Mister
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Catalina Island Page with Crystal

Hello! Crystal here to host the blog. First, thank you for joining us today for some 6x6 page inspiration featuring Catalina Island  Let's get started!

Start by trimming a solid piece of card stock to a 6x6 size. Proceed to cut your patterned paper to 2x6. Select a "rib boning" solid and place in the center between your 6x6 piece and the patterned paper.

Next trim a piece of paper to serve as your mat for your photo. Embellish with papers cut into ribbons and adhere on the back.

Embellish! Now your 6x6 page is ready for a gorgeous photo.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Catalina Island 300
Catalina Island 100
Catalina Island Stickers

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Monday, August 24, 2015

PowderPuff Chalk Inks with Martha

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I created using a lot of colors of our PowderPuff Chalk Inks. I really love the texture that these ink offered me when I stamped with them and for make double stamped they are gorgeous.

I made this card using a stamp set called Breathtaking Butterflies from Skipping Stones Design, because I wanted to use two different colors of ink in each butterfly. I used these combinations, for the solid image I used the first and for the detailed image I used the second:
I stamped all of the butterflies randomly over whisper white card stock and then I layered this piece over the yellow side of Celebrate 400 paper. This color of paper works perfectly with this collection of inks. The base of my card is also whisper white.


To finalize my card, I added at the bottom doodles created with yellow tread and a little banner with a Happy Birthday sentiment. As a final touch, one doubleclick skittle in sunshine yellow.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Whisper White Card stock
  • Breathtaking Butterflies Stamp Set by Skipping Stones Design
  • Tin of Cards Stamp Set by Stampin Up
  • Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals
  • Yellow Tread
  • Doubleclick Skittle Sunshine Yellow
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and use more our PowderPuff Chalk Inks. They are perfect for use in vellum, cardstock, paper, canvas, chipboard and many more surfaces. If you want to see more applications I would love to have you visit my blog Stampartpapel here.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great week!!!
~ Martha Lucia
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Stenciling with PowderPuff Chalk Inks

Good morning from Ohio! Alicia with you today illustrating how to use Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks with a stencil. Stencils have always been an important tool in crafting but with new and fresh designs coming out regularly they have regained popularity.  
When I picked up this great stencil, my mind was racing with possibilities! The image would not fit on an A2 card so I created my own card base of various sizes.

To create this image:
  • First tape down your stencil with some washi tape. Block out  your state of choice using the washi tape as well.
  • Ink your stencil with your color choice, mine was Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Reverse your taped out state. Uncover and washi tape around be sure you have enough coverage for inking your state without transferring unwanted color on the other states.
  • Ink your choice state with color of choice, mine was Red Hot PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Remove stencil

Ohio is not my home state. This meant I had to make a Georgia map as well.  I also made a Texas version for a friend in Texas. I added some ribbon and red bling/stickers to the image to give it a pop!

Quick Quotes Products:

Other Ingredients:
The Crafters Workshop Map Stencil
Bling, Stickers and Ribbon from my stash
White and Red Card Stock

Thanks so much for taking a look today!
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wake Me Up ... with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using more goodies from the July Club Q Kits. This kit was so full of cute embellies and the papers are shiny! So fun to work with!

Check out the little corner banner~super cute! Everything you need to make it is in the kit .

This little guy makes scrapbooking a page, so easy~just look at those eyes. Love him!!
I stayed with the 3.5" size photos and just went across the page.  I was inspired by the photos and named the page; "Hello: Wake Me Up When We Get Home, OK?".

Quick Quote Products Used:
July Club Q Kit
Gypsy Road 300
PowderPuff Chalk Ink - Coal Miner


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August Club Q with Donna

Hi, Donna here for Quick Quotes here to present to you a layout I did using pieces of the Club Q Kits for August.

I had so many pictures leftover from the summer a few years back. I didn't want to just throw them in a drawer so I made a pocket page to put them in. Using pieces from the mini album part of the kit I made several tags (or envelopes) to add some pictures.

On the front of the layout I added three additional pictures and put the tags in pocket. You could add as many tags as you want, but with the tags I made I added an additional 7 pictures. They may not be the best pictures ever taken, but still held memories!

To make the pocket you cut a piece of paper (approx. 11 x 9 - I used the striped paper below) and adhere only the bottom and two sides. On this layout I hand stitched it. You can also use pocket pages to hold tickets, pamphlets, ephemera, whatever you like!

Here is an example of one of my tags. I made another pocket and inserted a small journaling tag and other photo inside which holds a picture on the front and back.
Here is a close up of the title. I used the new PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Peach Tree for this. All the items used in the title were included in the kit!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

August Challenge Reminder

Greetings and Happy Monday to you!

This is a reminder and invitation to join us for our August monthly challenge - "Repeating Shapes".

There's still eight more days to play, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Quick Quotes online store just for playing along!

Thanks for stopping on over today to visit us. 
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Stamping with PowderPuff Chalk Inks

Hello! Crystal here to host the blog. First, thank you for joining us today for some card inspiration featuring Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks. This card was made by stamping lots of gorgeous chalking inks. Let's get started!

First select your "main" color chalking ink. Here I am using Caribbean Blue as my main color and selecting my coordinating card stock. Then proceed to stamp your shape in different colors.Make sure you allow time to dry between colors/stamping.  Add your sentiment. I wanted to add wood shapes, so I simply stained them using the chalking inks. Voila! It's done.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Blue Jeans - PowderPuff Chalking Inks
Peach Tree - PowderPuff Chalking Inks 
Coral - PowderPuff Chalking Inks 
Caribbean Blue - PowderPuff Chalking Inks

Other Products Used:
Card Stock
Adhesive Wood Veneers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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